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Getting out of the Danger Zone

We all expect our home inspector to highlight problems with the structure or operation of the HVAC but what about safety issues? In the home inspection pictured below, the home inspector found loose boards and a gap in the railing. These items hadn’t bothered the sellers because they weren’t using this deck and didn’t have…


Tips for Homeowners: How is your Roof?

Small roof leaks can become a larger problem if you don’t catch them soon enough. Roof evaluations should be conducted by a roofing professional every six or seven years to identify small problems. This can prevent leaks from weakening wood and causing interior leaks in living spaces. When professionals such as Building Sciences 16:3 of…


Raindrops might lead to puddles in your crawl space

With all of the recent rainfall, homeowners in the Charlotte area should check their homes for standing water or excessive moisture. In the inspection depicted below, the home had excessive moisture levels that were already causing structural damage. Intrusion by moisture to structural component/s moisture levels from 18 to 40 percent observed. Continuous un-managed moisture/water…


Cutting Corners on the Roof

It happens. You know the roof needs to be repaired and after you get the quote, you decide to put it off for just a little longer. Or it’s a small repair and you decide to attempt it yourself. Repairing your own roof can be dangerous – from climbing the ladder to standing on loose…


15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own Article provided by Nick Gromicko and Ben Gromicko     The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an InterNACHI inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful.   1.  Plunger A clogged sink…


Deferred maintenance

“Deferred maintenance” is a bad habit we all can fall into. A few pennies now can save a few dollars later, if repairs are performed when first noticed. So, if you haven't done the small things yet, consider doing them soon! Time to check your air filter! Air filters on your air handler should be cleaned…


Single Female Buyers are on the rise!

  “You Go Girl”…. Single Female Buyers are on the rise! Single women aren’t waiting to find a mate before they take the plunge into homeownership. Single females across the country make up 16 percent of home buying purchases. The 2nd largest home buying group, the largest being Married Couples. By educating and empowering themselves,…


Your Home and Shingles

    Are two layers of shingles acceptable? As a Home Inspector, I am often asked “if there are more than one layer of shingles on the roof and are multiple layers okay? Sometimes it is not possible to determine if two layers of shingles are in place because there are ways to install the…